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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 12:42 PM
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Posted By culberro
Liquimoly Leichtlauf or synthoil is the only oil...

Liquimoly Leichtlauf or synthoil is the only oil I’ve found that will reduce the cold start piston slap on redblock engines.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-24-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By culberro
I have no clue what the limit is, but I do know...

I have no clue what the limit is, but I do know that a friend had a 11:1 head done and it was machined over 0.125... maybe 0.150". It was a lot.
The chambers were drastically different, and it was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By culberro
Big adjustable wrench over the flats/gear teeth...

Big adjustable wrench over the flats/gear teeth on the rack(keeps you from smashing the pinion) , and a big pipe wrench on the outer shoulder of the ball joint.
Works every time.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 63,360
Posted By culberro
Hit me up for that IAT bung welding :) I can...

Hit me up for that IAT bung welding :)
I can also roll a new bead on the intake tube once you shorten it.

I also have some late model sliders I’ll give you as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By culberro
I like to convert mechanical gauges over to AN or...

I like to convert mechanical gauges over to AN or JIC hoses. Much more flexibility than the plastic or copper hard lines, less chance of leaks.

But for what you’re trying to do, you could just...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By culberro
Spin all the fuses in the fuse panel, and check...

Spin all the fuses in the fuse panel, and check the fuel pump relay. No fuel pump prime points to those two things.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-19-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,646
Posted By culberro
I wouldn't worry until your over 4mm removed off...

I wouldn't worry until your over 4mm removed off the head.

Most of the dyno shops here are booked out 2-3 months as well. Everyone is really busy right now!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By culberro
2nd the Autosport recommendation. I don't...

2nd the Autosport recommendation.

I don't touch white blocks. 16v heads are too much work as it is!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 982
Posted By culberro
You started on cyl #4, at least going from your...

You started on cyl #4, at least going from your 2nd picture. Lol, and your 1st picture :)



Intakes are larger than the exhausts, but +1mm is a good way to go. 6mm valve stems would be...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 471,754
Posted By culberro
I haven't experienced a Forge or O32 Recirc valve...

I haven't experienced a Forge or O32 Recirc valve leak under vacuum. If you wanted to, you could easily shim the spring a bit (or stretch it). It's easy enough to check with a hand vacuum pump...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 471,754
Posted By culberro
It gives you options. I put a 1” K&N filter on...

It gives you options. I put a 1” K&N filter on one to muffle it a bit.
Do the Tial BOVs fully seal under vacuum? I know some of the Japanese ones are cracked open at idle for some reason.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-18-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 471,754
Posted By culberro
Why not just run the recirc valve (Forge?) to...

Why not just run the recirc valve (Forge?) to atmosphere?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By culberro
The rally 16v was 12:1. It was really fun!

The rally 16v was 12:1. It was really fun!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By culberro
Lol, Haralds "gutless" 16vt is using the cams I...

Lol, Haralds "gutless" 16vt is using the cams I had ground actually.
It's far from gutless on the bottom end though. It's probably only 8.7:1 CR, and it's faster than my NA dd down low :rofl:
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By culberro
The Yoshi cams are VERY similar to the cams I had...

The Yoshi cams are VERY similar to the cams I had reground for the 16v NA rally car. They worked really well, and it pulled out to 8k without hesitation. :e-shrug:

The cams I had ground are based...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By culberro
They're pretty mild, and I haven't seen any...

They're pretty mild, and I haven't seen any concrete lift/duration figures for them. Also, being that they're for a boat they are designed for a peak performance in a narrow operating rpm.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-18-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By culberro
Get the cams from Yoshifab or some from Europe...

Get the cams from Yoshifab or some from Europe (Cat cams, Enem, etc).
Or email Erland Cox and get a set custom made for your engine. I bet it's ~$1k usd for a set of custom cams.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-15-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,693
Posted By culberro
As do I :) ...

As do I :)
https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=355515
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 471,754
Posted By culberro
The intake manifold looks great! Good old...

The intake manifold looks great!

Good old certibent tables! I’ve been thinking about getting a SWAG finger brake for the HF press. It would be an awesome addition to the shop.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,693
Posted By culberro
Very true. At ORP the front pads made it to...

Very true.
At ORP the front pads made it to about 3pm before they went metal on metal. So that's about 4.5-5hrs of track time. PBR ceramic pads, 3000lb turbo 242 doing 2:0X lap times, running CCW....
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,693
Posted By culberro
The stock 240 brakes are not lacking in power,...

The stock 240 brakes are not lacking in power, they are lacking in heat management. The RX7 calipers being aluminum will help with the heat aspect. Big brake kits help my using components that don't...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 982
Posted By culberro
If going up a size on the 16v, I'd just do the...

If going up a size on the 16v, I'd just do the intakes.
KL Racing has some, their quality is all over the place on the 8v stuff:...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By culberro
Because I'm turning into an old man, and I like...

Because I'm turning into an old man, and I like grip :)
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By culberro
Is the nut and strut top binding in the upper...

Is the nut and strut top binding in the upper spherical at all? I had to make some spacers to place the top strut nut above the top of the strut mount due to the caster that I'm running on my drift...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By culberro
Glad it's working out well! Are you using an...

Glad it's working out well!

Are you using an aftermarket fuel pressure regulator or the stock one? I ask because the stock one does not flow enough for the 450lph pump, and your base pressure will...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By culberro
They fit, somehow. The issue I had was with the...

They fit, somehow. The issue I had was with the filter being in the way, so I had to rotate the filter a few times to get it clocked the best. The float only fell off a few times.
The AEM 320 (?)...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,771
Posted By culberro
The dealership said they could get it... let's...

The dealership said they could get it... let's see what happens!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,771
Posted By culberro
Good to know. I'll pull the lift rail out and...

Good to know. I'll pull the lift rail out and give it a gentle squeeze in the vice to tighten it up. There's definitely no rubber in the rail, so I'll cobble something up to get me by.



A...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,771
Posted By culberro
Halp! I once again need the help of TB...

Halp! I once again need the help of TB non-performance people. I'm out of my element with anything not race car related with a 240. PO somehow deformed the window track seals so much that the heat...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,382
Posted By culberro
That's too logical for TB, and you know this!

That's too logical for TB, and you know this!
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,617
Posted By culberro
Replacing the guides is pretty common, especially...

Replacing the guides is pretty common, especially if the new OS valves are stainless steel. You can not use a cast-iron guide with a stainless valve. It must be a bronze guide or a bronze liner in...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By culberro
I'd personally go with a Yukon or USA Gear set,...

I'd personally go with a Yukon or USA Gear set, and then have it REM treated (or some other super-finishing).
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By culberro
What size ITB, and what did they come off of? I...

What size ITB, and what did they come off of? I like that they can be easily spaced out, that's pretty neat!
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,382
Posted By culberro
Do it. Especially if you can fit the engine in...

Do it. Especially if you can fit the engine in (length and height). The 2L with the controls pack drives super well (amazing DBW throttle feel), and still returns near OEM fuel economy.
With the...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,646
Posted By culberro
Get out your favorite Internet browser...

Get out your favorite Internet browser translator, and start reading: http://www.topplocksverkstan.se/flodesbanken.html

Plenty of pictures and measurements of ported 530 and 531 heads on the site...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,654
Posted By culberro
LOL at people not comprehending shifting heads....

LOL at people not comprehending shifting heads. Let’s explain angle milling next.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,382
Posted By culberro
I'm curious how the NPR intercooler will work...

I'm curious how the NPR intercooler will work with the FPP tune. The FPP tune on the 2.0 Ecoboost was a little zesty and it would go into limp mode from the charge temps being too high. I had to send...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,320
Posted By culberro
That looks exactly like what I did on my old 13c....

That looks exactly like what I did on my old 13c. It ran fine with a short 2.5" open downpipe.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By culberro
NA is 2.5bar of pressure , turbo is 3 bar.

NA is 2.5bar of pressure , turbo is 3 bar.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,320
Posted By culberro
I like the ATP gate as it flows so much better...

I like the ATP gate as it flows so much better than the traditional internal WG setups that you linked to. You might be able to get the 13c actuator to work if you’re stubborn/motivated/cheap enough....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By culberro
You want some dial indicator extension rods: ...

You want some dial indicator extension rods:
Anytime Tools Dial/Digital Indicator Extension Stem Rod Set 6 Piece 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6" Combine to 0-21"...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-31-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 936,276
Posted By culberro
KINUGAWA actuator Carl, swappable springs.

KINUGAWA actuator Carl, swappable springs.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,646
Posted By culberro
This is for road rally correct? Not performance...

This is for road rally correct? Not performance stage rally?

For what you want, skimming the 531 to get 12:1+ cr seems like the best place to start. If you can have the exhaust ported at the same...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,646
Posted By culberro
Jussi, the power figures you mentioned above with...

Jussi, the power figures you mentioned above with the Timo’s cam, was that with an extrude honed or ported intake?
I ask because the ID and CSA of a b230f intake runner is VERY small, especially at...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,617
Posted By culberro
For seats, let the machine shop source those.

For seats, let the machine shop source those.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,039
Posted By culberro
Head gaskets can leak coolant and oil from...

Head gaskets can leak coolant and oil from corrosion. Caused by long oil change intervals, never changing the coolant, and age.

All of the head gaskets I have replaced started leaking from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,039
Posted By culberro
It’s the poor mans way of making a paper gasket...

It’s the poor mans way of making a paper gasket with formed RTV on it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,039
Posted By culberro
It works really well.

It works really well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,039
Posted By culberro
Roy is level 10 wizard. This is the way to do it....

Roy is level 10 wizard. This is the way to do it.

If I have the time, I like to let the lower RTV set up for a few hours while the cover is lightly tightened down. Then I add a thin layer to the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-28-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,646
Posted By culberro
It's a combo of the head and induction. Sad that...

It's a combo of the head and induction. Sad that you can only have 1x DCOE on the engine.

The stock intake manifold is good for ~180 crank hp, that's it. The rules state you must have the same...
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